Duck Dynasty Birthday DIY

9 Nov

My son wanted a small, simple Duck Dynasty themed Birthday party. So Here a few things I did, not only simple DIY’s but cheap!

First the cups, I found hunting temporary tattoos and I had clear cups so I cut out the ducks only and applied them to the cups, just like you would your skin. Worked great and we had theme cups for 97 cents!

They looked like this.


Then for the take home treats they each got this. Which came out to under $5.00 a kid.


I found green tins at the Dollar Tree $1.00 each

Duck Dynasty cups at Wal-mart $.89 each

Sunflower seeds $.44 each

Beef sticks a pack of 6 $4.98

Slim Jims 28 pack for $4.98

My son made each kid a paracord key chain

Homemade trail mix


I wanted to make some beards. Just used brown paper, hot glue and bamboo sticks.


Made a simple pattern then went to town making different shaped beards. Stuck them in a coffee tin, added some tissue and later a sign on the front.


For decorations I used my husbands hunting cloth, mixed camo & colored balloons, and some real tree scrapbook paper. Not much to it. The boys seemed to enjoy it!



Glowing Jugs

7 Nov



Horrible picture, I know! But shows the jugs we decorated glowing in the trees at night.

Daytime pic.


Another camp craft, this time very close to Halloween we made glowing milk jugs. The kids painted clean, gallon size, plastic jugs. I tied them to tree limbs and at night added  a glow stick to each one. They looked very cool and creepy, since some of us painted a spooky theme.




Plan on doing this again, it was easy fun!

Got the idea here, they have much better pictures too check it out:

Easy Tie Dye

7 Nov

Not a huge fan of the mess of tie dye so when I saw this idea on Pinterest I jumped at our first opportunity to give it a try!


We were camping, I like to do a craft when camping, I brought the supplies along with us!

All you need is spray bottles, rubbing alcohol, permanent markers, plastic cups, rubber bands and white T-shirts.

Stand the cups up inside the shirt, place a rubber band over the top to make a little drawing area. Draw whatever you wish inside the circles, we have found the more color the better! Spray with rubbing alcohol. Let it dry a little, then remove rubber bands and cups hang to finish the drying process and Wa La! A super cute tie dye effect shirt!



Other kids at the campground wanted to know where they got the shirts!


Community Helpers Craft

24 Feb

This weeks unit in Kindergarten was Community Helpers. For some reason I could not think of a craft for the kids, so I fell back on and old craft I remembered my own kids doing in preschool. Just to find out that on Pinterest this craft is still being used! But I had to add something to it, well just because that’s how I am. So I decided to make these little bags 2 sided. A Doctors bag and a tool box.

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Above show the supplies I used . I started by folding large construction paper and then cutting the edges round and a handle to make  a bag, then a piece of paper that would fit inside the bag.

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Of course it needed to stay together so I punched holes along the bottom so the kids could lace them together with yarn.

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Then I made and printed out labels that said (blank’s) Tool Box and Doctor (blank’s) Bag. I also found some cute printable’s online for tools and Dr. supplies, to go inside the bags.

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Overall the kids like doing the craft, their favorite part was lacing up the bag and they thought it was cool how the bag had 2 sides.

Italian Dinner Table Center Pieces

24 Feb

I volunteered to decorate tables for our local preschool fundraiser dinner. The dinner was Italian food from Olive Garden, so I wanted something themed towards that. Since mustaches are so fun I combined that idea with a cute little Chef. I also wanted to keep cost down, so I tried to up-cycle things as much as possible! I requested large and small tin cans from friends and family and everyone helped out. I had 13 cans of my own but I was decorating 27 tables, thanks to all those that helped. The center pieces would not have worked without all your help!

I loved this idea from Kara’s Party Ideas (an amazing place for themed party ideas)

Here was my take on the above idea.

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After tracing a few mustaches patterns and hand cutting about 500 paper mustaches, I started putting everything together.

I wanted everyone to be able to have a mustache to take pictures with and interact in the theme. So each table had a small tin can full of mustaches on Popsicle sticks, to play around with and this went over very well!

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Here is a fan tutorial I used.
I made mine double sided since the tables would have people on all sides. I used 4 12×12 size scrapbook paper each for the big fans and 4 8×10 size paper for the smaller fans.

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Onto putting it all together, I hot glued the sticks to the bottom of the cans and then stuffed with old newspaper.
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So ended up with a table full of cutness!
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Here is how the tables turned out.
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The Preschool thought everthing looked great and that made me smile! Here is my crew and I enjoying dinner and mustaches for the evening!



Valentine’s Box

20 Feb

Making Valentine’s boxes is so much fun! For Kate’s class party she wanted something that went along with Rapunzel, of course I hit up Pinterest . We found this awesome Valentine box someone had made. There was no attached website just a photo but it was settled Kate wanted her box to look like this.


So me I wanted to simplify it and came up with a simple yet cute idea. We used a shoe box, some paper, a Pringles can, foam hearts, construction paper and yellow yarn.

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We covered the box in green butcher paper cut out a slot for all her mail, wrapped the can in a silver card stock I had and made a cone for the top of the tower.

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Cut a window and her name out of construction paper and added some yarn for Rapunzel’s hair. Turned out cute, she loved it and so did her classmates!

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The 100th Day of School

10 Feb

Well the 100th Day finally came and Kate was so excited! She needed an outfit, I found a T-shirt at the dollar store and I had 2 bandannas here at home. I cut out the 100 and a rectangle background. We added some ruffles to the bottom of some pants shes about to outgrow. It turned out perfect for her fun day!

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In class they did a lot of counting to 100 things, they made fruit loop necklaces, trail mix with 100 items, face painting and 100 day hats.

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All the kids did such good jobs on their 100 day projects, here are a few.

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